When should I drink Apple Cider Vinegar?

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When should I drink Apple Cider Vinegar?

Apple Cider Vinegar is a versatile addition to your daily routine. Whether you take it with food or drink, or during the morning or evening, there are loads of ways you can take Apple cider vinegar throughout the day.

At OSU, we’re strong believers in the holistic benefits of small daily rituals. Making a few small changes to your routine can make a big difference to your day. The key to this is trying new things, like a daily shot of apple cider vinegar. Variety is the spice of life, and daily rituals can include anything from making your bed in the morning, to stretching in the day or reading at night. Read below to find how you can spice up your day, starting with OSU!

Morning rituals

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day for a reason. Having a nice, fresh breakfast can get you off to a positive start. Sacrificing 20 minutes in bed gives you time to prepare and divulge in a tasty meal to set you up for the day. Why not try some blueberry pancakes with a turmeric latte? We’d also recommend taking apple cider vinegar on an empty stomach in the morning, either with food or drink.

It may not sound like much, but even making your bed in the morning can get you in a good frame of mind for the rest of the day. This productive start can get you in a positive mindset to encourage you to continue completing tasks throughout the day.

Making a list of tasks you need to do that day can also help with productivity. These can be errands on a day off, or tasks you’d like to complete at work. The satisfaction of seeing with your eyes what you have achieved in a day can motivate you to keep ticking off more of your daily tasks.

For help bringing new rituals into your routine, you can try habit stacking. We understand how hectic the morning rush can be. Rather than making time for completely new routines in the morning, habit stacking builds new routines into existing ones. So, when you enjoy a glass of juice every morning, why not add a tablespoon of OSU Apple Cider Vinegar and try something new?

Rituals in the daytime

Just as important as breakfast, is lunch. A balanced lunch refuels you (until dinnertime at least). For a quick and easy recipe, you can try smashed avocado & prawn toast. You can enjoy this with a refreshing frozen berries & lime spritz drink.

It’s also important you give yourself some downtime every day. Whether you’re spending the day relaxing or working, you should try and get outside for some fresh air (as well as on the daily commute!). Whether it’s a lunchtime stroll or jog, getting outside for some fresh air is relaxing, weather depending of course!

If you don’t fancy braving the cold, doing some exercise indoors can also help to refresh your body and mind to give you an extra boost for the rest of the day. There are tonnes of free yoga exercises and home workout videos you can do in the comfort of your own home.

If you feel yourself flagging in the afternoon and need a pick me up, having a light snack can give you a well-earned boost. Try a fresh and tasty tropical fruit salad or smoothie bowl for help getting your 5-a-day. 

Rituals at night

Reading at night-time can help your body and mind to relax, aiding with sleep. It also gives you a break from staring at screens, especially if you’ve been working in an office all day.

Meditating before bed is also an excellent way to unwind and help you have a great sleep. Even meditating for just 10 minutes every day can help with stress levels and improve your mindset and creativity.

Getting yourself prepared for the next morning is another helpful ritual you should get into the habit of doing. Prepping your outfit or getting a head start on making your breakfast can give you one less thing to worry about in bed and leave you more time to relax and do your rituals the next morning.

Once you’ve made it to dinnertime, it’s time to reward yourself for sticking to your rituals by cooking up a delicious meal. Try experimenting with something new, like ginger and garlic cod or a veggie cauliflower burger. We’d also recommend leaving at least a 30-minute gap between taking ACV and sleeping.


Trying new foods and ingredients is a ritual in itself. It can widen your horizons and introduce you to different cultures. Variation in life stops us from getting stuck in a rut, as does taking risks and experimenting with new things, whether it’s food, places or activities. You can start with OSU! Apple Cider Vinegar can be added to anything from salads, smoothies to mocktails. You can see our Apple Cider Vinegar Recipes for more inspiration to spice up your life!

    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    Apple Cider Vinegar & Apple Juice
    500ml £7.50

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    We use 200 years of Japanese craft to blend 100% natural apple juice with apple cider vinegar for a smoother taste. Our apple cider vinegar is always raw, unpasteurised and with the Mother.

    Concentrated Apple Juice (56%), Apple Cider Vinegar (44%), All Natural!

    Typical Values per 100g- Energy: 774 kJ/182 kcals, Fat: <0.5g, of which Saturates: 0.1g, Carbohydrates: 39.9g, of which Sugars: 36.4g, Fibre: 0.6, Protein: <0.5g, Salt: <0.01g

    Make like the Japanese and drink in the traditional fashion through diluting 1 part (20ml) OSU with 9 parts of still, sparkling or hot water. New to drinking apple cider vinegar? Why not try one of our fruity drinks recipes to acclimatise you to the taste?

    We believe OSU should be every foodie's kitchen staple! Need inspiration for how to add plant based flavour to your salad dressings, marinades and dips? Experiment with our quick and easy recipes for mid week meals.

    Want more advice on the best times and methods to consume apple cider vinegar? We've assembled best practice in a series of articles and have answered your questions in our FAQs.